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Episode 19: UIC Pavillion, 1994

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With Phish returning to the University of Illinois at Chicago this summer, we found it fitting to review their first UIC performance, which went down on 6/18/94, for Episode 19 of Typeiicast.

In this week’s show, Steve, Sam and I discuss and share clips from this type 2 jam laden gem, beginning with Maze from the first set, and followed by multiple examples of exquisite improvisation from the second set. In addition to audio clips from Peaches En Regalia, Maze, David Bowie, Tweezer, You Enjoy Myself, Chalk Dust Torture, and Tweezer Reprise, Episode 19 also includes a couple of Typeiicast firsts: we play a Grateful Dead Mind Left Body Jam clip from 10/25/73 to illustrate contrast to Phish’s approach to the same chord structure, and we share a couple of minutes of the psychedelic YEM vocal jam. We encourage everybody to give this show multiple listens and hope you enjoy unearthing its many gifts as much as we did.

Tanya

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Episode 18: The Island Tour

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The beginning of April conjures up thoughts of the Island Tour for many Phish fans so we thought the band’s revered four-night stand that took place from April 2 – 5, 1998 was the perfect topic for Episode 18 of Type II Cast.

For this week’s show Sam, Justin, Steve and Scotty discuss the many factors that made this group of performances special. We talk about the patience the group displayed, how Phish was building on the ’97 funk, the new material debuted on the run and many more topics. The episode includes nine clips to help illustrate our points.  If you don’t already own the official recordings of the Island Tour, which sound fantastic,  head over to LivePhish.com to buy them with the added bonus of supporting the Mockingbird Foundation.

Thanks for listening.

-Scotty

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Episode 15: Talkin’ Trey Tour

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Type II cast is back to business after a short hiatus and this week Scotty, Sam, Justin and myself are talkin’ Trey tour. This episode doesn’t need much of a setup, as it finds us in conversation, discussion and debate about this most recent tour of Big Red. We take a brief moment to reflect on the beginnings of TAB in 99, before deconstructing it’s current incarnation. We chose to break down the show into 3 parts, acoustic, electric, and covers, found some clips that are noteworthy in each category. Going into this episode, I was sure we’d barely break the 30 minute mark, and even after 86ing some clips, the episode came in at almost an hour. Whether you have been following along at home, or hitting up multiple shows, don’t miss this Type II.

Thanks for listening,

Steve

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Episode 13: Best of 2010, Part 1

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Most every blog has been releasing their “best of” opinions over the last month and we just couldn’t resist joining in on the fun. To mix ours up we had all 7 panelists submit their individual Top 10 list, then we ranked and aggregated the scores for a “definitive” TypeIICast Top 10 list. Now there’s some interesting results and some interesting opinions on what makes something most worthy of being included in the list. Join us for Part 1 as Steve, Justin, Sam and Eric defend and discuss their choices and the bonehead exclusions made by their peers.

This week we countdown from #10 – 6 (kind of…it proved to be a challenge mathematically).

Full track listing after the jump.

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Episode 11: I Drove 5 Hours to Worcester and All I Got Was a Hood.

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Hey everybody and Happy New Year. For our first episode of 2011, we totally broke all the rules. We should have done the show yesterday, but the studio wasn’t cooperating and we had sound problems. Eric Wyman was feeling under the weather and could not make it. Drew had to skype in from Syngapore. And we started the show with a 9 minute clip. Also, we had no show notes going into this episode, which is also a first. A true type II show.

In regards to our review of “Woosta”, we definitely all agreed it had its moments, but overall was choppy and the “phlow” just was not there. Take the title with a grain of salt though, we by no means hated on it, and both Sam and I are glad we made the trip. As you will be able to tell by the clips, we found some gems. A new type of jamming has started to emerge in the 3.0, and these 2 shows were the springboard for what will come at MSG.

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